Construction Update: Kingman Park Renovation

Construction has been rolling on this second floor renovation for about a month. Walls have been framed, including the new windows for the rear office and bedroom. The existing duct-work has been updated to coordinate with the new second floor layout, which includes adding new registers on the first floor for increased air conditioning supply. While running the new sanitary plumbing lines for the bathrooms, we discovered that the main stack was actually in the middle of the floor. The sanitary lines will now connect to this stack above the kitchen island, so we’ll run a bulkhead the full length… Read More

Construction Update: Petworth Renovation

Construction of this interior renovation project began last month. Since then demolition of the upper floors has been completed, including excavation of the basement to increase its ceiling height to meet code. The existing second floor framing was not structurally capable of supporting the new “open-concept“ first floor plan, therefore additional floor framing was added. The opening around the existing stair was also widened to increase clearance above the stair. Structural reinforcements included “sistering” new framing to existing joists, and replacing the beams around the stair. Demolition at the rear porch revealed minimal exterior wall framing and a plaster and… Read More

Architecture Month 2020: The Architecture & Music of Black Broadway – Run Tour

3/17 Update: Architecture Month has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new date for this tour will be released later in the year. studio lyew is proud to be a part of Architecture Month 2020! Richard will be hosting a run tour that highlights “The Architecture & Music of Black Broadway” on April 25. Celebrate your city with tours, talks, and more, all April long… visit to learn more and book your event! @DCArchCenter #ArchMonthDC This 3.5-mile tour from Columbia Heights to Shaw neighborhoods in Washington, DC will give participants an active and engaging experience focused on… Read More